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Who deserves credit for Heat's Game 7 win over Pacers?


04:05 AM ET 06.04 | The Miami Heat are headed back to the NBA Finals for a third consecutive year and they're hoping to bring home the second title of the Big 3 era. But while the focus is now on the San Antonio Spurs and what Thursday's start to the NBA Finals holds, there's a matter of credit that needs to be handed out and it's to whomever is responsible for getting the Heat past Indiana and into the finals. LeBron James played 41 minutes -- nearly the entire length of the game -- and threw down 32 huge points. Dwyane Wade scored over 20 points for the first time since the Heat's series against the Bucks, and Erik Spoelstra deserves credit, too. But the Heat played as a unit on Monday night and if you take away the production of guys like Chris Andersen, Ray Allen and Mike Miller, you may not end up with the same result. So was this perhaps a team win by the Miami Heat?


LeBron James, AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee LeBron James, AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee
June 4, 2013  03:15 PM ET

Who deserves credit for Heat's Game 7 win over Pacers?

Answer: Darth Sternidius.

June 4, 2013  03:29 PM ET

Who deserves credit for Heat's Game 7 win over Pacers?Answer: Darth Sternidius.

Is that the name of the head referee....?

June 4, 2013  03:35 PM ET

After the Heat had broken the game open and they were nearly to the end of the 3rd quarter, there were 16 fouls on each team. Then the Pacers committed more fouls in the 4th.

What I found amazing wasn't just that James scored 32, but that he played D on Paul George and held him to 7 points on 2 for 9 shooting. Totally shut him down. After he had scored 27 and 28 with Wade guarding him in the two previous games.

June 4, 2013  03:43 PM ET

I wouldn't know since I didn't watch.

June 4, 2013  03:58 PM ET

Frank Vogel, and George Hill deserve credit for helping the Heat win too!

June 4, 2013  04:56 PM ET

Kobe's fault.

June 4, 2013  05:00 PM ET

Wade & Bron, with a little bit of Boshtrich.

June 4, 2013  05:25 PM ET

D-Wade. When he is attacking the rim and LeBron is being LeBron, that's a tough combo to beat. D-wade is the x-factor. I still think he plays opossum, letting teams think he is more hurt than he really is.

June 4, 2013  05:28 PM ET

How about a commitment to defense in the 2nd quarter that pretty well sealed the deal?

June 4, 2013  05:35 PM ET

I wouldn't know since I didn't watch.

OK, Grumpy. You showed 'em.

June 4, 2013  06:48 PM ET

It's a team win w/ a big help of the Pacers sucking especially in the 2nd qtr. Too many boneheaded turnovers by the pacers. Allen finally getting hot from the 3s. Bosh actually rebounding and players attacking the basket...

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June 4, 2013  07:47 PM ET

It was President Bush's and/or President Obama fault that the Pacers lost and the Heat won.

June 5, 2013  09:38 AM ET

OK, Grumpy. You showed 'em.

That's me! Now **** off!

:), oops I meant :(.


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